Saturday, December 10, 2011

December 10

Human Rights Day  (International)

Nobel Peace Prize Awards Ceremony in Oslo, Norway

Nobel Prize Awards Ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden

Constitution Day in Thailand  (1932)


Prince Emmanuel of Belgium   {2005} [son of Prince Philippe of Belgium, Duke of Brabant (son of King Albert II of the Belgians)]


1041   The adopted son of Empress Zoe of Byzantium succeeds to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire as Michael V.

1508   The League of Cambrai is founded by Pope Julius II, King Louis XII of France, Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, and King Fernando II of Aragon, Sicily, Naples, Valencia, Sardinia + Navarre as an alliance against Venice.

1541   Thomas Culpeper and Francis Dereham are executed for having affairs with Catherine Howard, Queen consort of England and wife of King Henry VIII of England.

1932   Thailand adopts a Constitution and becomes a constitutional monarchy.

1936   Abdication Crisis:  King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom signs the Instrument of Abdication.


1394   King James I of Scotland {aka James I, King of Scots} (d.1437)

1820   Princess Elizabeth of Clarence (d. March 4, 1821), baby daughter of the future King William IV of the United Kingdom


949   Herman I, Duke of Swabia

1041   Michael IV the Paphlagonian, Emperor of the Byzantine Empire

1508   Rene II, Duke of Lorraine, Duke of Bar

1865   King Leopold I of Belgium, Prince of Saxe-Coburg + Gotha, Duke of Saxony

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